Autumn colors abound. We’ve just celebrated the first day of our 2019 Canadian Fall. Warm air, brilliant hues, and good strong winds to lean into.
TripSavvy Top 10 Fall color spots
Autumn colors, coast to coast, are highlighted in TripSavvy’s article by Jane McLean, Best Places to See Fall Colors in Canada. Explore our country and what it has to offer in the prairies, by the ocean, and in the mountains. Our forests are breathtaking at this time of year!
Putting on the Autumn kilometers
I have the happy luck of living near the Rocky Mountains in Alberta. Tonight’s walk took me out to tromp in the foothills.
In a short 45 minute trek along the winding, hilly paths of Glenbow Ranch, my friend and I were witness to a dozen blue birds, ambling deer, and the distant howl of coyotes. Bear tracks were everywhere, so carefully spaced by a determined lord of the foothills. Our elevation gave us a perfect line of sight on a farmer’s combining precision (such straight lines!). And my friend’s dog, Chippy, gleefully sniffed all the sniffs in the prairie grasses lining the paths.
The colors in the park run red, yellow, orange, and countless greens. Berries and seeds grace varied plant life — they, too, exploding in whites, greens, reds, and oranges. The sun set as we climbed our last kilometer. The grace of hills shrouded in one another’s shadows, while some of their faces basked a few extra minutes in the evening light, was palpable.
Breathe deep. Enjoy the vibrancy and artistry of Mother Nature as autumn winds us toward winter’s cozy at-home-ness.